Calke Unlocked: a tour with a twist

Museum tours not for you? Want to have a little fun with history instead? Introducing Calke Unlocked - a new kind of tour at Calke Abbey. Play games, take selfies, and see Calke in a whole new light.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

Be one of the first to experience a high-energy, interactive adventure at Calke. We'll share some of Calke's quirky secrets, have a cheeky peek in dark corners, and show you some stuff you never knew existed. You might even learn a few things along the way.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Calke Abbey

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.50 £14.10
Child £7.75 £7.05
Family £38.75 £35.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £13.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.50
Garden, stables and park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.20 £9.20
Child £5.10 £4.65
Family £25.50 £23.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.45
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.20
Park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £3.80
Child N/A £1.90
Family N/A £9.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.25
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £1.60

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Park and stables admission charges apply to all non-members and are paid at the vehicle entry point which is one mile from the main gate. Tickets for the house and garden or garden only are purchased from the Ticket Office by the main car park one and half miles further on.

The basics

Booking details
Call 01332 695310
Online booking only, the number above is for enquiries only.
Suitability
Sorry, this tour isn't suitable for children under 14
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
All booked in? Meet us outside the Ticket Office for the start of your tour. Our awesome tour guides, Anna and Michelle, will be the ones waving madly.
What to bring and wear
We'll bring the fun - you bring a smartphone or tablet, bags of energy and a little sense of humour.
Accessibility
Due the slightly wonky nature of the house, unfortunately this tour isn't suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.
Other
Normal admission charges apply and you'll need a house ticket for the tour.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 June 2018 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:30 - 16:00 Available
27 June 2018 14:30 - 16:00 Available
29 June 2018 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:30 - 16:00 Available
30 June 2018 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:30 - 16:00 Available
3 July 2018 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:30 - 16:00 Available
5 July 2018 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:30 - 16:00 Available
7 July 2018 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:30 - 16:00 Available
8 July 2018 14:30 - 16:00 Available
11 July 2018 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:30 - 16:00 Available
14 July 2018 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:30 - 16:00 Available
15 July 2018 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:30 - 16:00 Available
16 July 2018 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:30 - 16:00 Available
19 July 2018 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:30 - 16:00 Available
22 July 2018 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:30 - 16:00 Available
24 July 2018 14:30 - 16:00 Available
28 July 2018 11:30 - 13:00 Available
14:30 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Property office
Email
calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01332 863822

Upcoming events

Calke Unlocked: a tour with a twist

Sun 24 Jun 2018
11:30-13:00
Museum tours not for you? Want to have a little fun with history instead? Introducing Calke Unlocked - a new kind of tour at Calke Abbey. Play games, take selfies, and see Calke in a whole new light.

What's in store?

Mon 25 Jun 2018
13:00-16:00
If you're visiting Calke this week, take a look behind closed doors and see items of the collection not normally on show.

Wedding open day

Sun 01 Jul 2018
11:00-15:00
Honeysuckle & Castle would like to invite you to celebrate your engagement at our wedding open day in the Riding School. Explore this unique wedding venue situated in the heart of the Calke Abbey estate.

The striking orchids of Calke Abbey

Thu 05 Jul 2018
14:00-16:00
Take a walk through the Calke Estate and discover stunning orchids in the historic Limeyards.

Capture Calke on camera

Sat 07 Jul 2018
10:30-12:30
Bring your camera to Calke and have some fun with the photography team on this creative walk in the park.

Kids with cameras

Sat 07 Jul 2018
13:30-14:30
Bring your camera to Calke and have some fun with the photography team on this creative walk in the park.